Strange earthquake video

by Anonymous on Mar. 18th, 2011

This video is definitely strange. It was taken in Tokyo Central Park on the afternoon the magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck in northern Japan. What it shows has been described by some as liquefaction. I'm not sure that's what's going here but whatever it is, I think most people would find it very unsettling. That doesn't seem to be the case with people in the park.

Be sure to watch it past the first minute (and the constantly barking dog) as that is when it gets the most interesting.

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MC's picture
MC says:

Can anyone provide a scientific explanation for what we're seeing--the liquefaction phenomenon? I cannot recall learning about this before in connection with an earthquake. Why should water appear and bubble up like that all over the park?

posted on Sat, 03/19/2011 - 11:44pm
KelsiDayle's picture
KelsiDayle says:

I just tried to watch this video, but I'm getting a "This video is private" message and nothing else. Hmm. Ideas? It sounds so interesting!

posted on Tue, 03/22/2011 - 11:26am
mdr's picture
mdr says:

I had the same problem when I tried it after reading your comment, but it now seems to be public again. I'm not sure what happened.

posted on Wed, 03/23/2011 - 11:39pm

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